Today we review a new brand, Hat's Off Filtered Cigars. I have never heard of, or seen them before, but the price was really low, so I just had to give them a shot. Now, I rarely try brands I have not heard of, but I do know a lot of the new brands of filtered cigars that have been coming out lately have been quite good, and have been surpassing the old brands in quality and appeal.
As I waited for my package to arrive from www.buydiscountcigars.com, I wondered what the actual packs would look like. What would the design and logo be? As I opened the box, I was shocked and amazed to find.... It has a top hat on the box! (I hope you detect my sarcasm) Just about every filtered cigar brand I have EVER smoked has the most obvious logo, and much to my dismay, it seems Hat's Off Little Cigars are not going to buck the trend there. The pack itself is simple, not overly attractive or ugly, and really gives no indication of what might be inside.
Upon opening the pack I could smell the tobacco, and the machine-made little cigars inside were uniform for the most part. The tobacco packing seems average, not tight and full of tobacco, but not half empty like some of the cheaper brands I have encountered in the past. They are rather plain-Jane for all intensive purposes when inspected.
The tobacco smell of the unlit filtered cigars was fresh-smelling, and seems to be ok. As I lit the first filtered cigar, it took a light very well, so well, that I would say that the wrapper has a very cigarette paper-like quality to it. (Very thin and dry). The tobacco inside is a bit drier than I like, but it smoked well and burned for about 6 minutes. The smoke is relatively bold, not light by any stretch of the imagination, and it lingered for a bit longer than your average filtered cigar. (Which is a plus if you like the smell of cigars, a negative if your wife hates it!)